"The Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick will have a display this year," Zang said. "And Skip's Grist Mill in Van Cleevesville in West Virginia is planning demonstrations."
An outfit from Naples, Fla., called Plant Rooters will show and have for sale decorative hanging planters, Zang said a vendor displaying handmade curtains to order also will be on hand.
One new food vendor this year will be St. Catherine's Eastern Orthodox Church.
Zang, 38, grew up in Boonsboro, graduated from Boonsboro High School and then Shepherd College. When she married, she moved to Frederick County, where she taught school.
Since 1999, Zang, her husband, and their three children, ages 10, 5 and 2, are back in Boonsboro. While not teaching in the school system right now, Zang is getting ready to teach her oldest child at home for the 2003-04 school year.
Getting into the planning phase of Boonesborough Days came about because of Zang's lifelong love of crafts.
"Also, I have a friend who was involved in the event, so I signed on," Zang said.
Zang, who is chairwoman for this year's event, is the daughter of Ralph and Betty Reeder of Boonsboro.
At a recent planning meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church, Zang met with committee members Jan Wetterer and Wanda Heuer. Together, they worked out details involving vendors, limiting spaces for nonprofit organizations and rules and regulations for the event.
"All town ordinances will be enforced Saturday and Sunday," Zang said. That means the ban on skateboards, pets, mopeds, in-line skates, bikes and scooters will be in place.
The committee is careful about who it invites to Boonesborough Days.
"We're known for our quality vendors and food," Wetterer said. "We jury all the applicants and are very selective."
Some, but not all, of the food available will include barbecued chicken, buffalo burgers, sticky buns, desserts, apple dumplings, chicken corn soup, kettle corn, ice cream and sweet potato fries.
A shuttle bus service will be available both days.
On Sunday, there will be an antique car display and a church worship service at the park gazebo at 10 a.m., Zang said.
This year's Boonesborough Days is sponsored by M&T Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank and Hagerstown Trust.